Category Archive: Macroeconomy

Why I Need Augmented Decision Making

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Photo courtesy of Mr KC Kan, Kurashiki, Japan.   This post was first published in  http://chinesevagabond.blogspot.sg/, who is not to be mistaken for a MadChinaMan but one who would be too free-spirited to… Continue reading

Capital Controls, Half The World and The USD

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All these asset bubbles around the world as we see the Chinese buy up real estate, wines and everything they can lay their hands on. And it is not just the Chinese, the… Continue reading

An Essay On The Future Economy, Employment and The Roti Prata Career Option

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Gone are the days of people discussing real estate punts or boasting about their bond portfolios, Chinese New Year 2017 has taken on a somber mood that feels almost sobering, despite trying to… Continue reading

2017, Let’s Send in the Clowns !

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  We enter the first week of 2017 with a certain unease in our hearts that we cannot place even as the Singapore Straits Times Index has done nothing but rise every single… Continue reading

The Future of Real Estate Investment – 2017 and Beyond

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Photo courtesy of Mr TT Tan, taken in Liverpool.   Tired of hearing about the property market with at least 1 email a day from local financial sites (no names mentioned), selling the… Continue reading

2017 Singapore Rates Outlook : Falling Down The Rabbit Hole

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Photo courtesy of Ms Jeannie Tan, S.F.   2016 Has Been A Year To Forget So we emerged bleary eyed from 2015 into a dream state in 2016 and now to go down… Continue reading

Ramblings on The Sunset Industry, Bankers and Knowledge Workers

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Photograph courtesy of Ms Jeannie Tan, S.F.. A quick chat with some young bankers, on the other side of 20, who were fresh management trainees not too long ago, reminded me of the… Continue reading

SG 51 & Pokemon On My Mind

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  How dreary but there is nothing but Pokemon on my mind this weekend ahead of National Day. A short walk to the stores turned into a 5 km roundabout trek, exploring the… Continue reading

The Joy of Not Spending

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As I watch the wife drop those bagloads of Armani into the thrift bin, an involuntary pang of guilt hits the mental wallet compartment, the way Chinese would describe as “heart ache”, in… Continue reading

2016, By The Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come

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2015 is ending in one fine flux, on a bittersweet melody after the whipsaw love-hate years of “taper tantrums” since June 2013 which it was first broached. 30 months later in December 2015,… Continue reading